If you’re trying to avoid refined sugar, you might think dessert is off the table. But that is simply not true! You can still indulge in sweet treats, even without the use of refined sugars. Things like maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia, and fruit will add just the right amount of yum to every dessert. For summer, check out these 15 naturally sweetened summer desserts from our Food Monster App!

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly CupsPeanut Butter and Jelly Cups

These tiny little Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups are easy to make and delightful to eat!  A little salty, a little sweet, and a lot of delicious. Refined sugar-free too!


2. Blueberry Lime Cheesecake With a Cookie CrustBlueberry Lime Cheesecake With a Cookie Crust

These delicious Blueberry Lime Cheesecake With a Cookie Crust is a new and impressive way to eat cheesecake. The batter for the filling tastes like a vanilla milkshake, so be sure to taste-test before you pop it in the refrigerator.

3. Coconut Kiwi PopsCoconut Kiwi Pops

Stay summer ready with these amazing Coconut Kiwi Pops! They contain pink dragonfruit, coconut milk, banana, kiwis, and a squeeze of lime. The results? An amazingly fruity, refreshing, colorful, affordable, and healthy snack!

4. Raw Mango and Passion Fruit CheesecakeRaw Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

You’ve never had a cheesecake like this Raw Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake! It’s rich and creamy cheesecake rests atop a crumbly buckwheat crust and is topped with a mango and passion fruit compote that just like spring feels.

5. Rainbow Gelato CakesRainbow Gelato Cakes

Rainbow Gelato Cakes will brighten up your day with its amazing colors and its wonderful spectrum of flavors! These cute mini cakes are a great dairy-free ice cream alternative, and the nutty consistency makes this cream rich and buttery, just like traditional gelato!


6. Pineapple Ice LolliesPineapple Ice Lollies

These bright and fun Pineapple Ice Lollies are made without refined sugar, they are fresh, fruity, and delicious.

7. Piña Colada SlicePiña Colada Slice

If the sun is shining, and you find yourself amongst friends, enjoy this Piña Colada Slice! They are bursting with tropical flavors, fried pineapples, and a layer of creamy coconut. It’s like a vacation in every bite.

8. Chocolate Mug Cakevegan cake

This vegan Chocolate Mug Cake IS PERFECT. You have to be a hardcore chocolate lover to fully appreciate the beauty of this. Decadent and chocolatey, it cooks in under five minutes and can be made sugar-free.

9. Pink Pitaya Bounty BarsPink Pitaya Bounty Bars

Wow. These extra bright and extra pretty Pink Pitaya Bounty Bars are covered in a simple but elegant homemade chocolate shell.


10. Passionfruit, Mango, and Lime Layered Cream CakePassionfruit, Mango, and Lime Layered Cream Cake

Forget about refined sugar with this decadent Passionfruit, Mango, and Lime Layered Cream Cake. The nut and date base is topped with a jelly packed with tropical passionfruit flavor.

11. Raw Triple Layer Mango Dragon Fruit CakeRaw Triple Layer Mango Dragon Fruit Cake

For a fun and colorful treat that will make eyes widen, try a Raw Triple Layer Mango Dragon Fruit Cake. This cake is best straight out of the freezer — and you’ll probably have a hard time resisting grabbing a taste before it’s set.

12. Raspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse CakeRaspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse Cake

These Raspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse Cakes will melt in your mouth with all their sweet and naturally delicious flavors. You’ve got to try it to believe it. Healthy and flavorful — what’s not to love here?

13. Dragon Fruit CheesecakeDragon Fruit Cheesecake

This absolutely stunning Dragon Fruit Cheesecake is sweetened with dates, shredded coconut, and cinnamon. Lemon cashew cheesecake rests in the middle, and a bright and fruity dragonfruit and raspberry layer sit on top.

14. Watermelon Kiwi PopsiclesWatermelon Kiwi Popsicles

For summertime outdoor activities and gatherings, make these Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles. Some seriously refreshing and fruity pops.

15. Frosty Passion Fruit Pear CheesecakesFrosty Passion Fruit Pear Cheesecakes

These Frosty Passion Fruit Pear Cheesecakes don’t have to be sweetened with anything if you don’t want! This is a freezer treat, not a soft cheesecake, so treat it like an ice cream of sorts!


If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

Lead image source: Dragon Fruit Cheesecake